Assuming you have been following the training plan (this weeks plan below) you will now have muscles bulging out of your clothes, which brings us to an important subject – how to look cool at the Super Sprint.
The essential peice of equipment is the Tri-suit, an all-in-one for males and females, thats it – no other clothes needed – You swim in it, then cycle in it and then run in it, so it means no time is wasted in transition struggling with a dry T shirt on wet skin.
You can pick these up in a number of places, but by far the best and coolest is of course the Expatriés Team Tri-Suit (featured below) available for purchase on-line and will be available on the day too. (while stocks last)
Other than that, on your feet you simply need a pair of running trainers – the more fluorescent the better, and unless you want to lose a valuable 30secs, you should consider getting a pair of Triathlon laces – all the Pros will be wearing these (or something like them)
In case you don’t already have one – don’t forget the Triathlon Belt – a much better idea than safety pins
In case you don’t want to go for a Tri-suit, an ordinary swim suit will be fine, and a t-shirt to throw on when you get out of the pool. In this situation you can also ‘pin’ your number to the front of the T shirt, but you won’t look nearly as cool !
Oh – and don’t forget some warm clothes for afterwards – did I mention we also have Team Hoodies (below) 😉
*Team kit ordered online can be delivered on the day, (size exchanges possible while stocks last)
WEEK 4 Training – Starting 24th March 2014
- 24/3 Mon: Relax
- 25/3 Tue: Run: 5 or 6 x 2 minute intervals (so sprint for 2 mins then jog easy for 2 mins 5 or 6 times)
- 26/3 Wed: Bike: 50 minutes easy or spin class or velib up and down a paris hill for 35 mins
- 27/3 Thu: Swim 10 x 75m medium pace, rest 15 secs between each 75m
- 28/3 Fri: Run: 35 minutes easy
- 29/3 Sat: Swim: 10 x 75 m easy, rest 20 seconds + 300m non-stop
- 30/3 Sun: Bike: 30 minutes easy then run 20 or 30mins